I have a strong background in political economy, conflict and gender analysis. I draw on original research and reach beyond the usual circles to include marginalised voices to generate relevant and actionable recommendations for clients.
I design and set up processes for development programmes to integrate high-quality gender and political economy analysis and conflict-sensitivity across all areas of work from programme design and management to product.
I am an experienced mediation support expert, in engaging women in mediation and other peacebuilding processes and on technical transitional justice issues.
I have varied and long-term experience in volatile security situations, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
I deliver rigorous research and I have a proven track record in policy advocacy. I have researched and written numerous papers and publications – some of the public ones are available here – on mediation, peacebuilding, security sector reform, women’s empowerment and transitional justice.
I am an experienced facilitator, in person and online. I advise organisations on advocacy, organisational development and strategic planning, often in complex security environments.
I am a part-time Senior Associate for Gender, Peace and Security at the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), and I combine consultancy with academic research. I have a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ghent, Belgium. I am a Visiting Scholar at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster.
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I work in English and French. My full CV is available on LinkedIn.
In 2014, I established my own consulting firm, Laura Davis Consulting Ltd, registered in Belgium (company and VAT registration number BE 0560665938).